The french garlic varieties

Description sheets of garlic varieties sold as certified plants and registered in the Official French Catalogue

MESSIDROME

Clonal variety, autumn planting, group III, white from DrĂ´me, OYDV virus-free regenerated plant, no flower scape

Demander :
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
B.P.36
78041 GUYANCOURT CEDEX
FRANCE

Breeder name : INRA
Botanical name of taxonomic group : Allium sativum L.
Common name of taxonomic group : Garlic
Variety name : MESSIDROME
Variety type : Clone

Characteristics

Foliage
ATTITUDE Erect to semi-erect 2
LEAF
Green color Medium 5
Waxiness Medium 5
Length Medium 5
Width Medium to broad 6
PSEUDOSTEM
Intensity of anthocyanin coloration Weak 3
Width of the base Medium to broad 6
Flowering stem Absent 1
FLOWERING STEM
Length - 0
Bulblets Absent 1
BULB
Size Large 7
Shape in longitudinal section Transverse broad elliptic 2
Shape in cross section Circular 2
Position of root disc Depressed 1
Shape of base Depressed 1
Compactness of cloves Medium 5
Ground color of dry external scales White 1
Anthocyanin stripes Absent 1
Number of cloves Few to medium 4
Distribution of cloves Non-radial 2
External cloves Present 9
CLOVES
Size Large 7
Color of scale Cream 2
Intensity of color of scale Medium 5
Anthocyanin stripes Absent 1
Color of flesh Yellowish 2
Time of harvest maturity Medium 5
End of dormancy of cloves Early to medium 4

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